2010 runner-up Tommy was nominated for a Critics’ Circle National Dance Award and is currently working with X Factor star Cher Lloyd.
How have the last 12 months been?
“It’s been brilliant and it’s still accelerating. It’s not stopped even 12 months on. I have moved slightly into choreography. I haven’t done that consciously because I want to dance for a bit longer. But I’ve had lots of requests and it’s just naturally moved that way without me trying. I can’t complain really.”
What projects are you working on right now?
“I’ve got three exciting projects at the moment. One is choreographing for Cher Lloyd, her first single and her promo tour, which is new to me. At the moment, I’ve got a show on at The Place, a show I’ve done with Supple, one of the choreographers for So You Think You Can Dance and creative director for Got To Dance . Then I’m also working on Some Like It Hip-Hop, where I’ll be choreographing and playing one of the leads. We’re doing a month of that at the Peacock Theatre.”
Is the Cher Lloyd work getting you lots of attention?
“The hype is so high about her. If you mention anything on Twitter all her fans start following me and start tweeting me, ‘say hello to Cher for me’. They are just so excited about what she’ll come out with, so I tease them a little bit with information and pieces like that.”
What do you make to her first single?
“I am actually. I think the song will do really well. Especially among teenagers. It’s really catchy. I think the video is going to be wicked too. From what I’ve seen on the shoot, I think it will be a good one. There is something special about her. She’s got that swagger and you can see that on X Factor when she’s performing. She moves really nicely too. She’s not a trained dancer or anything, but when she does, it’s really, really good.”
The So You Think You Can Dance final airs on Saturday at 7.15pm on BBC One.
By Alex Fletcher.
Well this was recorded last November so it’s kind of a bit dated! They used some weird clips of me and Lizzie (well particularly me lol) which would rather qualify as outtakes. Haha! Never mind…. Enjoy!
Tommy Franzen and Mandy Montanez’s Broadway routine from week 4 of So You Think You Can Dance UK 2010. Video clip includes the VT and the judge’s comments. It’s so funny as I didn’t say ‘….we are an unfortunate couple…’ in that context. What I really said was ‘People might see us as an unfortunate couple but we feel very strong together’ or something like that. Lol!
I love Nigel Lythgoe’s comments at the end! His words makes me feel so honored.
Choreography: Stephen Mear
Music: There’s Got To Be Something Better Than This from Sweet Charity
Tommy Franzen and Yanet Fuentes Salsa routine from week 3 of So You Think You Can Dance UK 2010. Video clip includes the VT and the judge’s comments. I had never done salsa before and it was so difficult but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The Latin queen Yanet helped me a lot 🙂
Choreography: Richard Marcel
Music: La Malanga
Tommy and Charlie’s Pop Jazz routine from week 2 of So You Think You Can Dance 2010. Video clip includes the VT and the judge’s comments. Slightly cringe worthy VT for me with the drama going on between me and the choreographer but I’m sharing it anyway. The disagreement between Arlene and Sisco at the end is hilarious though.
Choreography: Frank Gatson
Music: “Everybody In Love” by JLS
Tommy Franzen and Charlie Bruce’s hip hop routine from week 1 of So You Think You Can Dance 2010. Video clip includes the VT and the judge’s comments as well.
Choreography: Simeon Qseya.
Music: “The Way I Are” by Timberland
Simeon Qseya choreographed a hip hop routine for the choreography camp of So You Think You Can Dance 2011 and Tommy & Lizzie performed it for the contestants. Afterwards Simeon, Tommy and Lizzie taught the routine to the contestants but unfortunately the performance didn’t make the edit in episode 2. The video of Tommy & Lizzie rehearsing the routine is by no means polished as it was done in 2 hours but I thought it might be interesting to see the whole routine.